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There may still be value in the markets if investors choose carefully from the stocks carnage debris.
The euphoria is gone, and global markets have fallen in response to Washington’s $700 billion financial sector bailout. Most of the experts are not convinced it would work, although they admit there is a silver lining.
The stakes are high as Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke head to Capitol Hill Tuesday.
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Experts comment on Washington's $700 billion financial sector bailout and what it means for investors.
Oktoberfest fans may be gathering in Germany for a feast to forget the turmoil in world financial markets, but the traditionally defensive beer sector looks unlikely to offer investors a safe haven this time, analysts told CNBC.com.
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Uncertainty is likely to continue in the financial sector for at least another two weeks, causing more depression, Ralph Silva, research director at Tower Group, told CNBC on Thursday.
The end result of the global economic slowdown may be the U.S. announcing national bankruptcy as the government cannot afford the bailouts that it promised and the market will not bail out the government, Martin Hennecke, senior manager of private clients at Tyche, told CNBC on Thursday.
"The US government takeover of the GSEs......makes the US the most socialist system in the world, outside of places like North Korea and Cuba. It will have 75% of its current housing finance and the majority of its remaining capital allocation being financed with credit that is directly and indirectly the result of government and Fed intervention," according to Independent Strategy.
The nationalization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shows that the U.S. is "more communist than China right now" but its brand of socialism is meant only for the rich, investor Jim Rogers, CEO of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC Europe on Monday.
Europe cannot decouple from the US, and current indicators point to a worse slowdown for the euro zone economies than for the United States, according to Jim O’Neill, Head of Global Economics at Goldman Sachs.
Although attention is focused on the petroleum industry as Hurricane Gustav takes aim at the Gulf Coast, billions of dollars are at stake in other economic sectors: New Orleans' trademark tourism industry, the shipping business, sugar harvesting -- and even such niche products as red-hot Tabasco sauce.
Companies with good dividend payments are attractive during periods of market volatility, Wouter Weijand, chief investment officer of high income equity at Fortis Investments said Friday.
The Dow took the Fed ball and ran with it, crossing the finish line with a gain of more than 330 points.
The Dow got a pop of relief after the Fed announced plans to hold rates steady and said inflation should moderate.
Stocks rallied unusually sharply for a Fed-meeting day, buoyed by oil's drop below $120 a barrel and a better-than-expected report on the services sector.
Stocks jumped after a report showed a better-than-expected improvement in the service sector last month. The market had already been buoyed by falling oil prices and confidence that the Federal Reserve won't deliver any surprise surprise rate moves.
Stock index futures pointed to a solid rise at the start of trading Tuesday, with sentiment buoyed by falling oil prices and confidence the Federal Reserve won't surprise the Street with any rate moves at its afternoon meeting.
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